Spike Lee Filming ’30 for 30′ About Mizzou Protests [Photos]

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The Missouri football team’s involvement in campus protests during the 2015 season is reportedly getting the documentary treatment, Yahoo Sports and Indie Wire reports.

Over the weekend, director Spike Lee was in attendance at the True/False film festival in Columbia, Missouri. He reportedly watched a 30-minute documentary about the Concerned Student 1950 movement on campus. As you may or may not recall, the Mizzou football team briefly boycotted all football activities because of the movement in early November.

Spike Lee

Spike Lee

Reportedly, Lee is interested in using footage from the short in a potential ESPN “30 for 30” he’s creating. The “30 for 30” documentary series has featured the University of Miami football team, Southern Methodist’s football program among many other topics since the series’ inception in 2009. Systemic racial inequality became the focus of the movement that, at least initially, had a multi-pointed focus.


On Monday, Lee posted a photo with Jonathan Butler at the University Of Missouri. He was one of the students who led the hunger strike that led to Mizzou’s President resigning.

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